Posted 12 ноября 2021,, 17:24

Published 12 ноября 2021,, 17:24

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Sobyanin: lockdown reduced the number of covid infections in Moscow

Sobyanin: lockdown reduced the number of covid infections in Moscow

12 ноября 2021, 17:24
Фото: Артем Геодакян/ТАСС
The holiday regime in Moscow helped to reduce the incidence of coronavirus among residents, said the mayor of the capital, Sergey Sobyanin.

According to the mayor of the capital, the authorities are observing a steady decrease in the number of infections.

“We can now say with confidence that the non-working days provided for by the presidential decree have played a serious role in smoothing and reducing the incidence”, - Kommersant quotes Sobyanin as saying.

Speaking on the air of the TV channel "Russia 1", Sobyanin said that in five days, in the conditions of decreasing morbidity in hospitals, about a thousand beds were vacated.

In total, 40 123 people fell ill with covid per day in the country. A day earlier, the number of detected cases was 1.5% more - 40,759. In total, 8,992,595 people fell ill since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Moscow, where the incidence of covid was higher than in the country as a whole, the lockdown lasted longer: not from October 30, but from October 28 to November 7. In some regions, the authorities, following the example of Moscow, have also begun to introduce QR-codes that allow access to public institutions only for vaccinated citizens.